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Introducing myOleMiss 2.0

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Please listen carefully, as our menu options have changed . . . In a few weeks, you’ll notice some big changes to your myOleMiss interface. Since rolling out the original portal design in 2008, all of our first-hand experience and collected feedback have provided us with clear directions for improving it. On September 20, we’ll […]

Virtual Workshops Offered on Making Websites Accessible

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

Learn more about developing accessible websites for students, staff, and faculty with disabilities by attending virtual conference sessions.  The Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the higher education setting.  There are numerous sessions on best practices for web design, reaching untapped […]

Accessibility and the Classroom

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

In a December 2012 post to the TechNews blog, Deetra Wiley wrote about web accessibility and the importance of insuring that university websites and web services are available to everyone, but the requirements of accessibility are not restricted only to the administrative side of the university.  We also have an obligation to insure that academic […]

Making the Web Work for Everyone

Posted on: December 13th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

 “Advancing technology is systematically changing the way universities approach education, but we must be sure that emerging technologies offer individuals with disabilities the same opportunities as other students.” (Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, United States Department of Justice)   What is Web Accessibility? The goal of Web accessibility is to make websites usable by […]